Read our fishing report archives for Cairns marlin fishing reports live every week from the reef off Cairns, Cooktown and Lizard Island during the marlin season! Or visit our photo galleries for photos of jumping Giant Black Malrin and more.
Mid September –> December – Heavy Tackle Giant Black Marlin Fishing
The Ultimate Fishing Destination: Cairns is the Giant Black Marlin capital of the world and offers the best of Australian marlin fishing.
If you haven’t fished a Cairns marlin fishing season, some may say you haven’t fished at all. Year after year the giant black marlin return to this area of the Great Barrier Reef to spawn. The females range from 700 to 1300lbs and with the abundance of smaller males from 250lbs at their side, gives anglers from all over the world an opportunity of a lifetime.
The reefs stretch over 150 miles from Cairns to Lizard Island and are frequented by the giant black marlin from September through to December; this is when your dream of catching a 1000+ pounder can become a reality.
Dawn to dusk the experience never ends — bait fishing, popper fishing, jigging for GT’s, mahi mahi, wahoo, dogtooth tuna, coral trout and swimming and snorkeling on the reef. All this and much more before heading outside the reef to do battle with a giant black marlin.
KEKOA recommends Live Aboard fishing charters for the Cairns heavy tackle season and can comfortably cater for groups of up to four anglers. Motherships are also available upon request.
Fishing in these beautiful locations are just a bonus – along the Great Barrier Reef to Lizard Island.
Cairns Marlin Fishing
On KEKOA we offer anglers the ultimate fishing platform and comfort combined to make your trip a truly memorable one.
The KEKOA experience:
Captain Luke Fallon
Capt. Luke Fallon has been at the helm of KEKOA for 6 years and is a 27 year veteran of big game fishing and the Cairns Marlin Fishing Season. He is one of the most respected and well-known charter boat skippers operating in Australia. Luke has been successful in many of the big game fishing tournaments along the coast from Lizard Island to Bermagui and some of his highlights include catching 9 giant black marlin in a single day. Read more about Capt. Luke’s fishing history.
Our cook/hostess Kelly offers our guests great meals that include the best local seafood and quality Australian beef. We trust you’ll enjoy the menu – and you certainly will not go home hungry!
During the Cairns Giant Black Marlin Season you can enjoy a snorkel or swim after breakfast and sport fishing for bait and the table, before heading out to the marlin grounds – a short trip of a matter of a few minutes.
At night, enjoy socialising and unwinding while reviewing the days marlin video footage over the selection of Australian beer, wine & soft drinks provided. KEKOA is fully equipped with cockpit and tow cameras to record all the fishing action on video. Kelly is an avid photographer and captures some truly awesome still photographs as well (see more of Kelly’s pictures in the photo galleries). You’ll leave with not only great memories of a fantastic trip, but some great video and photographic evidence as well all copied for you onto DVD.
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